Pokémon president Tsunekazu Ishihara says making Pokémon for Nintendo Switch was “more difficult than what we expected”

In a recent interview with Dime, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara spoke about the difficulty of making a mainline Pokémon game on console via Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Developing them turned out to be even "more difficult than what we expected." Here are his comments in full: “The main entries … Continue reading Pokémon president Tsunekazu Ishihara says making Pokémon for Nintendo Switch was “more difficult than what we expected”

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The NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella predicts Pokémon will continue driving Nintendo’s performance in 2019

The NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella has predicted that the Pokémon franchise will continue driving Nintendo's performance in 2019. Read on below for more info: Mat Piscatella, The NPD Group In console hardware, Switch grows, leads market - I have Switch achieving more than 35 share of hardware unit sales in the US in 2019, … Continue reading The NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella predicts Pokémon will continue driving Nintendo’s performance in 2019

Pokémon president Tsunekazu Ishihara explains difficulty of making console Pokémon game via Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee

In a recent interview with Dime, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara spoke about the difficulty of making a mainline Pokémon game on console via Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee: “The main entries in the Pokemon game series have always been on handheld systems – from the Game Boy all the way … Continue reading Pokémon president Tsunekazu Ishihara explains difficulty of making console Pokémon game via Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee

Pokémon developer Game Freak is now hiring new employees for 2020

Iconic Pokémon developer Game Freak has begun the process to hire new employees for the year 2020. Vacancies include the following, as listed on the studio's official website: Programmer: Game programming work in C ++, and related tool development Graphic designer: Game design, production of graphics to be implemented in games Planner: operations mainly focusing … Continue reading Pokémon developer Game Freak is now hiring new employees for 2020

Rumor: Next Nintendo Direct will take place on January 10, 2019

Gaming INTEL is saying that it has received exclusive information via an anonymous source, who reportedly claims that there will be a Nintendo Direct on January 10, 2019. “THERE IS A NINTENDO DIRECT PLANNED FOR JANUARY. I’M WORKING TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION ON IT AS OF NOW," says the anonymous source. “I WAS TOLD JANUARY … Continue reading Rumor: Next Nintendo Direct will take place on January 10, 2019

Video: Naomi Kyle invites Pokémon fan Joshua Yehl to share Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tips

In one of her latest informative videos, YouTuber and former IGN host Naomi Kyle invites avid Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. fan Joshua Yehl to discuss a variety of different topics, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Smash Bros. Tips, The State of Comics, Comic Movies, & More - Joshua Yehl - Ep. 13 In this episode, we go over … Continue reading Video: Naomi Kyle invites Pokémon fan Joshua Yehl to share Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tips

Pokémon developer Game Freak confirms plans to surprise players in 2019

In the most recent issue of Weekly Famitsu, iconic Pokémon developer Game Freak shared a special New Year's message directed at fans. In its brief message, the studio teased that it has plans to surprise video game players in 2019. It's currently unclear as to whether this pertains to the first-ever original console Pokémon RPG, … Continue reading Pokémon developer Game Freak confirms plans to surprise players in 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest selling Nintendo console game ever in Europe

With 74 playable fighters, over 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and much more, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch isn’t just the biggest crossover in gaming history – it’s the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console in Europe*, surpassing the launch sales of titles like The Legend of Zelda: … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest selling Nintendo console game ever in Europe

Nintendo confirms it will be at E3 2019

E3 2019 is set to take place from June 11 to June 13, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Nintendo has confirmed that it will have a presence at next year's major expo. “E3 is an outstanding opportunity for us to share new games and experiences with fans and business … Continue reading Nintendo confirms it will be at E3 2019

Nintendo teases “brand-new surprises” for 2019 other than Pokémon, Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The following excerpts come from a recent interview between The Verge and Nintendo of America president Reggie-Fils Aime: Nintendo has a pair of aces up its sleeve: Pokémon: Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, both of which are hitting the Switch in a one-two holiday punch on November 16th and December 7th, respectively. And … Continue reading Nintendo teases “brand-new surprises” for 2019 other than Pokémon, Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem: Three Houses